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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What can I use to straighten teeth besides braces or Invisalign?

    I have spaces in my teeth and I want to straighten them out but I don't want braces and I don't want to have to pay for Invisalign.

    Is there anything else I can do to straighten my teeth other then those two things? Thank you!!
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    ProCare Family Dental is a general dental practice. We treat all patients, from the very young to the elderly. We also see patients with disabilities … View Profile

    The answer to your question is yes there are other options, but it depends on several factors:

    1) How crooked are the teeth?
    2) How large are the spaces?
    3) What is the condition of the teeth?
    4) What is your bite like?

    These are crucial factors to consider before you can have veneers and crowns placed on the teeth to mask the problem. These have to be done well to enable you to maintain the restorations for life.

    You must also consider the long term effects of having teeth cut back for veneers and crowns. The restorations can break and age making them less attractive over time. This will necessitate replacement and more costs.

    It is essential you see a dentist so they can asses the abovementioned factors and then come up with a treatment plan that will be long lasting and easily maintained.

    Good luck!

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    Jaffar Dental - Trusted and Established since 1997. We are a family owned General Dental Practice offering a friendly and caring environment in Waterford QLD. … View Profile

    Young children can have their teeth sometimes straightened with a removable plate device.

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    Dr Wijey was born in Sydney, and then moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland, where he graduated from Griffith University in Dentistry in 2009. At … View Profile

    Removable orthodontic appliances are certainly not limited to young children.

    There are cheaper alternatives to Invisalign even for adults if you search for ‘orthodontics without braces’ in Google.

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